A strange div bug on Linux x86_64, (both dmd & ldc2): long -5000 / size_t 2 = 9223372036854773308

Walter Bright newshound2 at digitalmars.com
Thu Aug 13 21:43:24 UTC 2020

On 8/13/2020 12:11 PM, mw wrote:
> But for practical purpose: half that space is large/good enough, 2^63 = 
> 9,223,372,036,854,775,808, you sure your machine have that much memory 
> installed? (very roughly, 9G of GB?)

Now think about 32 bit address spaces, where arrays larger than 2Gb do happen.

For example, I noticed that many 32 bit programs that operated on files, such as 
compressors, would corrupt files and do mysterious ugly things when given files 
larger than 2Gb.

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